What does resign mean?

Definitions for resign
rɪˈzaɪnre·sign

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word resign.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacate, resign, renounce, give upverb

    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

    "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

  2. leave office, quit, step down, resignverb

    give up or retire from a position

    "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

  3. release, relinquish, resign, free, give upverb

    part with a possession or right

    "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"

  4. resign, reconcile, submitverb

    accept as inevitable

    "He resigned himself to his fate"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resignverb

    to sign back; to return by a formal act; to yield to another; to surrender; -- said especially of office or emolument. Hence, to give up; to yield; to submit; -- said of the wishes or will, or of something valued; -- also often used reflexively

  2. Resignverb

    to relinquish; to abandon

  3. Resignverb

    to commit to the care of; to consign

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resign

    rē-sīn′, v.t. to sign again.

  2. Resign

    rē-zīn′, v.t. to yield up to another: to submit calmly: to relinquish: to entrust.—v.i. to submit one's self: to give up an office, &c.—n. Resignā′tion, act of giving up: state of being resigned or quietly submissive: acquiescence: patience: (Scots law) the form by which a vassal returns the feu into the hands of a superior.—p.adj. Resigned′, calmly submissive: uncomplaining.—adv. Resigned′ly, with submission.—ns. Resignēē′, the person to whom a thing is resigned; Resign′er; Resign′ment. [O. Fr.,—L. resignāre, -ātum, to annul—re-, sig. reversal, signāresignum, a mark.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resign' in Verbs Frequency: #537

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resign in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of resign in a Sentence

  1. Angela Rayner:

    Millions of people are struggling to pay the bills, but Boris Johnson and Boris Johnson government are too wrapped up in scandal to do anything about it, boris Johnson is a national distraction. Conservative MPs should stop propping Boris Johnson up and Boris Johnson should finally do the decent thing and resign.

  2. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    The only discussion I would have with him is I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation that he should resign, that would be my take, but I don't think he would take it. But I don't know.

  3. Elaine Luria:

    Such conduct is unacceptable for any Virginian — whether occurring in the past, present, or future, governor Northam must resign and fully acknowledge the painful past these images evoke. Bigotry has no place in Virginia.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    Now, I have heard some of my Republican colleagues argue that this trial would be unconstitutional because Donald Trump is no longer in office, an argument that has been roundly repudiated, debunked by constitutional scholars left, right and center, and defies basiccommonsense, it makes nosensewhatsoever that a president — or any official — could commit a heinous crime against our country and then be permitted to resign so as to avoid accountability and a vote to disbar them from future office. It makes nosense.

  5. Virgilio Neto:

    Shut up, stay home and resign.

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  • استقالArabic
  • odstoupit, rezignovatCzech
  • kündigen, zurücktretenGerman
  • παραιτούμαιGreek
  • rezigniEsperanto
  • renunciar, resignarse, dimitirSpanish
  • erotaFinnish
  • démissionner, résigner, se faire une raisonFrench
  • התפטרHebrew
  • त्यागपत्र देना, पदत्यागHindi
  • lemondHungarian
  • [[հրաժարական]] [[տալ]]Armenian
  • rinunciare, darla su, rassegnarsi, rassegnare, dimettersiItalian
  • 辞職, 辞任, 辞めるJapanese
  • უარის თქმაGeorgian
  • 포기하다, 사임하다Korean
  • rīhaina, tukuMāori
  • meletak jawatanMalay
  • ontslag nemenDutch
  • gi opp, si opp, resignere, gå avNorwegian
  • rezygnowaćPolish
  • resignar, demitir-se, renunciar, [[desligar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • [[отка́зываться]] [[от]] [[должность, уво́литься, увольня́ться, [[бро́сить]] [[работа, [[уходи́ть]] в [[отставкаRussian
  • avgåSwedish
  • ராஜினாமாTamil
  • istifa etmekTurkish
  • Từ chứcVietnamese
  • 辞职Chinese

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